90 year old died following collision

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 90 year old pedestrian sadly died after being involved in a collision with a car in Clitheroe.

The incident took place around 11.35am on Thursday 2nd January when a Toyota Corolla driving in the direction of the town centre has collided with the man as he crossed Railway View Avenue from Church Walk.

The pedestrian, who has been named as Stuart Beal from Clitheroe, was knocked to the ground and sustained a cut to his head.

He was taken to Blackburn Royal Hospital where his injuries were initially believed to be minor.

He was kept in overnight and discharged on Friday 3rd January but sadly his condition worsened over the proceeding days and he was pronounced deceased at 3.30am at his home address on Monday 6th January.

Sergeant Finn Quainton from the Force Road Policing said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with Mr Beal’s family.

“The Toyota Corolla had just emerged from Clitheroe Health Centre car park when the collision took place. An investigation is underway but I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this collision or with any information that could assist with our investigation to contact Lancashire Police on 101.”